Yum! 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 15

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Blue Nile, Chilacates, Café Beirut, FoMu, The Frogmore and Tres Gatos are just some of the participating businesses in the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 15.

This year's Taste of Jamaica Plain has a new location at Our Lady of Annunciation Church on the West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain border. In recent years the Taste of JP has been held at the Franklin Park Zoo. While the event is moving inside this year, it will still benefit a good neighborhood organization, Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC), its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative.

This year's Taste of Jamaica Plain includes the following restaurants and businesses. A ticket gives you the opportunity to sample food and beverages from the following:

Blue Nile
Blunch
Boston Beer (Sam Adams)
Bukhara Indian Bistro-one world cuisine
Cafe Beirut
Chilcates
Fiore's Bakery
FoMu
Haley House Bakery & Café
J. P. Seafood Café
JP Licks
Polar
Sams Spot Catering
Sophia Snow Place
The Blue Frog
The Corny Bread Co.
The Frogmore
Trés Gatos
Turtle Swamp Brewing
Ula Cafe
Wok 'N Talk

There will also be a cash bar with beer and wine, raffle tickets and a silent auction that has started online at biddingforgood.com (search for ESAC and click on the Taste to see items).

ESAC's senior assistance programs provide vital help to support seniors stay in their homes to age in place. Most programs, but not all, are geared to low- and moderate-income seniors living in Boston. ESAC can also provide mortgage assistance.

ESAC's home modification loan program provides affordable loans for accessibility improvements like walk-in tubs, stair lifts, ramps and even new accessible bathrooms. ESAC also provides minor carpentry and plumbing repairs for little or no cost hundreds of times per year to seniors. Also, ESAC has home repair specialists to help seniors identify areas that are fall risks and then make modifications adding things such as grab bars, railings, floors and step repairs.

Another point of pride for ESAC is a program that helps youth prepare to take the exam to get their high school diploma. ESAC's students are 97% black and latinx and highly at risk (40% are homeless, many are parenting, all are low-income), according to Emily Morris Litonjua, executive director of ESAC.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain being held on Nov. 15th. Tickets have also been reduced in a flash sale -- so get them now while they're hot like the food!

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